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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $5,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $1,700,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               9,800

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $1,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $300,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           6,300

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Colorado State University (CSU) Green Power Project, Wind Holding

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local property owners PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The $500 million project would power CSU’s main campus with renewable energy. Opponents protest the initiative because they believe that certain requirements such as sufficient infrastructure, … Continue reading

Xcel IGCC plant, CO

STATUS: Abandoned TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Western Resource Advocates; Sierra Club; Coloradoans for Clean Energy PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2006, Xcel Energy announced a commitment of $3.5 million to prepare feasibility studies for an approximate $1 billion Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle … Continue reading

LS Power’s High Plains Energy Station, CO

STATUS: Permit request withdrawn TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Clean Energy Action; Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: LS Power submitted an application to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in November 2006 to build the 600 MW coal-fired power plant … Continue reading